Police Officer Edward G. Meinecke

Police Officer Edward G. Meinecke

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1917

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Edward G. Meinecke

Officer Meinecke, Officer Ira Raney, Officer Daniel Patton, Officer Horace Moody, and Officer Rufus Daniels were all shot and killed during race riots which were sparked by the arrest of several black soldiers assigned to Camp Logan. After being harassed by local law enforcement and citizens a large mob of the soldiers stole rifles and went on a rampage, shooting and killing a total of 16 people throughout the city.

110 of the soldiers were court-martialed after being taken into custody. 19 of them were sentenced to death and executed.

Officer Meinecke served with the Houston Police Department for 11 months and was survived by his wife, parents, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender 19 suspects executed

ambush, Riot

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Rest in peace Officer Meinecke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 30, 2021

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